Agriculture

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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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At present the total area under food crops has reached about 60%, which was 76.8% in 2000-01, i.e.
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All these efforts are being made in Uganda to save Uganda's food crops, and are being carried out by Ugandans themselves.
The selection of explanatory variables allows us to isolate the effects of changes in the climatic variables on food crop yield per hectare and thus productivity.
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Historically, women in developing societies have been principally concerned with food crop production.
"The costs of food crop exposures to air pollution are largely hidden from the consumer in the wealthier nations like the U.S.," explained Chameides, "because these countries control food supplies and prices through policies that limit national surpluses."
A registered food crop dealer will not move or cause to be moved any consignment of food produce in excess of five metric tonnes from one county to another without a valid certificate of produce.
As many as 200 people including farmers, cotton growers, ginners, scientists, field extension workers of the agriculture department of the provincial governments are likely to attend the day-long event to learn the use of organic fertilizers for the production of nutritious staple food crops like cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane and maize.
Infact, Bt Brinjal was rejected for commercial approval in India in 2010 as it's a food crop and care needs to be taken.
The cover crops will grow slowly under the existing canopy; then come on strong when the food crop has been removed.